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David Moreland Whaley

David Whaley
Full Name: David Moreland Whaley
Birth date: 1822
Death date: August 22, 1862

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 8th (1) (3) (4) Legislature
    11/11/1859 - 11/4/1861
     
  • Senate, 7th (2) Legislature
    1/12/1858 - 11/7/1859
     
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) David Whaley, sworn 1/12/1858, succeeded Elliot M. Millican, resigned before session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Not present at the organization of the Senate. First mentioned in appointments to Senate committees, 11/9/1859, p. 10; Oath of office, 11/11/1859, p. 44. Senate Journal . November 9, 1859
November 11, 1859
(4) Included on list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 238, 256-262. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Photo and biographical sketch, Genealogical Notes and Anecdotes: Major David M. Whaley 1998.
  • WHALEY, DAVID M. (1822-1862). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • "Who Toots Now?", The Democratic Platform. For the Campaign. (Austin, Texas), 7/14/1859, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. "D.M. Whaley, running for Senator on the Houston ticket . . . in favor of re-opening the African slave trade." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Support of foreign slave trade mentioned in The Democratic Platform. For the Campaign. (Austin, Texas), 7/26/1859, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Middle name Moreland, Rootsweb message board post, 7/1/2010, RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Included on list of "Texas Know Nothing Leaders with a Summary of Biographical Data Taken from the . . . United States Eighth Census, 1860." The party was active at the state level in Texas in 1855 and 1856. "By 1857 the party had virtually disappeared in Texas." "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 414-423. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .
  • Biographical sketch, Confederate Soldiers, Leon County, TXGenWeb Project .
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